Local News

  • One injured in Attila Road crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Attila Road on Monday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Peggie Sprowles, 47, was traveling east in a 1994 Ford Tempo at 1:50 p.m. when she ran off the road, struck a mailbox and overturned.

    The report states that the vehicle came to a rest in a ditch upside down.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS transported Sprowles to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment of multiple injuries. She was treated and released.

  • Man accused of growing marijuana

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with growing marijuana after sheriff's deputies found 88 plants on the man's property.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint on Friday at 11:25 a.m. reporting that marijuana was being grown at 705 Dell St.

    The report states that deputies found several plants growing in plain view at the address. Upon investigation, the report states, deputies found 88 suspected marijuana plants, suspected processed marijuana, drug supplies and more than $500 in cash.

  • Two charged with stealing from church


    Two Campbellsville men have been arrested and charged with theft.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint of a theft from Mt. Roberts Baptist Church last Friday at 3:47 p.m.

    The report states that two outdoor air conditioning units had been stolen. A description of those who stole the units and their vehicle was given to local recycling businesses.

  • Strike up the bands


    Thirteen area bands competed at the annual Taylor County Marching Invitational on Saturday at Taylor County High School.

    In Class A, the Campbellsville High School Marching Eagles received first place and best color guard awards. Metcalfe County won the best percussion award and second place honors. Cumberland County finished third and Caverna was fourth.

    In Class AA-1, Washington County won first place along with best color guard and best percussion. Green County was second and Monroe County finished third.

  • McCrobie appeals sentence again


  • Flu season is around the corner

    Flu season officially begins in a few days, and the local health department is offering residents a chance to get vaccinated.

    The Taylor County Health Department will host a walk-in flu vaccine clinic on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. No appointments are needed.

    Flu shots are also available for $20 at Taylor Regional Care Center in Greensburg from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No appointments are necessary.

  • Lowe's Heroes give a helping hand


    The people of a community are what make it a special place to live. Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said he sees that in the employees of Lowe’s, who recently offered a helping hand to replace some items that were vandalized and others that were stolen from the area around the walking path at Miller Park.

  • Jobless rates down in 110 counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 110 Kentucky counties between August 2010 and August 2011, while eight county rates increased and two counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 7.1 percent. It was followed by Fayette County, 7.2 percent; LaRue and Oldham counties, 7.3 percent each; Calloway, Henry and Livingston counties, 7.5 percent each; and Franklin, Madison and Owen counties, 7.6 percent each.

  • Energy panel discusses energy diversification in Kentucky

    Kentucky’s energy diversification efforts make it more attractive to the energy industry and government regulators, the state Special Subcommittee on Energy heard recently from an industry official.
    Native Kentuckian Jolly Hayden, who is now based in Texas as a vice president for transmission development with NextEra Energy Resources, said long-range cost analyses and other considerations of using natural gas, hydro power and other resources to make electricity are helpful to the Commonwealth, which currently derives 94 percent of its electricity from coal.

  • Lawmakers study arrest of minors

    Children age 10 or younger who face criminal arrest in Kentucky should not be prosecuted, but instead referred to social services, state judicial and social service officials told a state legislative committee recently.